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Autumn in the valley - winter in the mountains. The beautiful weekend weather and the snowfalls of the last few days attracted many skiers to the winter sports resorts of Zermatt and Saas-Fee over the weekend. Not without consequences for the crews of Air Zermatt: The mountain rescuers had to go out on an astonishing number of rescue missions.
Last weekend there was beautiful autumn weather in Zermatt, but the cold breeze deceived many a mountaineer. On Sunday, the rescue crews of Air Zermatt were called to three spectacular missions: Twice on the Matterhorn and once on the Weisshorn. The strong winds at higher altitudes were a major challenge for the rescuers.
On September 16, 2021, at 6.30 pm, the rescue specialist on duty at the Zermatt rescue station was alerted by the Cantonal Valais Rescue Organization KWRO for a rescue on the Dom. At the beginning, little information was known, two Czech alpinists had triggered the emergency call due to a crevasse fall, no coordinates were available.
The good weather attracts many alpinists to the mountains and provides for quite a few rescue missions for the Valais rescue companies. In the last seven days, the rescue crews of Air Zermatt AG were called out on no less than 65 missions. In addition to numerous evacuations, injured alpinists also had to be flown to hospitals in Visp, Sion and Bern. Two dramatic missions reached the operations center of the Cantonal Valais Rescue Station on Thursday.
On Wednesday morning, Air Zermatt evacuated three uninjured alpinists at the Italian summit of the Matterhorn at 4,477 meters. They had spent the night on the summit.
A Spanish mountain guide and his guest are evacuated unharmed after a night of thunderstorms in the bivouac, thanks to a quick and professional help.